Young people will be able to discuss workplace problems directly with a senior federal politician during a special phone-in this week.
As part of National Youth Week, the ACTU and ALP will conduct the Young Workers Hotline with Federal MPs staffing the phones this Friday April 11.
People wanting advice before Friday can speak to a trained adviser on the hotline number during business hours every day this week.
On Friday, Federal Labor frontbenchers Nicola Roxon (Children & Youth, Women), Robert McClelland (Attorney General and Workplace Relations), and Anthony Albanese (Employment Services and Training) will be available to answer calls from young workers.
ACTU President Sharan Burrow said young people frequently reported problems at work including lack of information about terms of employment, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, inadequate training and exploitation of casual conditions.
The hotline number will continue permanent operation after National Youth Week as part of the ACTUs worker2worker network for young people.
The phone service can provide free advice on issues including correct rates of pay, legal rights in casual or temporary employment and how to negotiate roster changes.
People can phone the helpline for the cost of a local call from anywhere in Australia on 1300 364 022.